SIDA Disability Project
Duration: December 2018 – December 2020
Countries: Ukraine, Rwanda, Uganda, Mauritania, Indonesia, Bangladesh, Ecuador, Iraq
What was this programme about?
This project aimed at bringing together minority and indigenous activists and persons with disabilities within these communities, providing support to bring issues of intersectional discrimination to the circle of human and minority rights activists, and ensuring effective and meaningful participation of indigenous and/or minority persons with disabilities by applying the principle ‘nothing about us without us’. Drawing on Minority Rights Group’s expertise working on multiple-discrimination experienced within ethnic, religious and linguistic minorities and indigenous communities, producing authoritative research on minority rights and indigenous rights, and supporting partners to engage in targeted advocacy at various levels, this project supported indigenous and/or minority persons with disabilities in Ukraine, Rwanda, Uganda, Mauritania, Indonesia, Bangladesh, Ecuador and Iraq.
What were we aiming to achieve?
- Identifying main forms of intersectional discrimination experienced by indigenous and/or minority persons with disabilities through conducting fact-finding missions to the countries of focus.
- Strengthen and increase the capacity of indigenous and/ or minority persons with disabilities to engage in the relevant local, national and international opportunities.
- Increase communication and collaboration between indigenous and/or minority activists and Disabled Persons Organisations within these countries through coalitions building.
- Priority was given to addressing intersectional discrimination experienced by indigenous and/or minority persons with disabilities among international agencies and UN human rights mechanisms.
Who were our partners?
Our partner was the International Disability Alliance (IDA).
Who was funding this programme?
This programme was funded by the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (SIDA).